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Francavilla Fontana

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  • Day174

    Francavilla Fontana

    April 19 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Prince Filippo d'Angiò had a vision of the Virgin Mary in a fountain and declared this town a tax-free haven, (according to local legend.) Hence the name: "Franca" (tax-free), and "villa" (town), and "Fontana" (fountain).
    We have come to see the Easter penitentiary parade, which every town in the area seems to have.Read more

  • Day174

    Struggling

    April 19 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    Some of the crosses were pretty heavy and I watched this fellow in red staggering around the course under the weight. Once or twice he almost dropped his load but fortunately there were paramedics not too far behind him.

  • Day174

    Men in lace gowns

    April 19 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    It was notable for the silence. On-lookers who spoke too loud were shshed vehemently.
    One unique feature of this parade was the long rattle carried by many participants and shaken at random intervals.

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